ASD Screening Tools in Down Syndrome

Study Information Dr. Channell was recently awarded an NIH INCLUDE R21 grant to determine how to best use autism screening tools in children with Down syndrome. Project collaborators include Drs. Laura Mattie and Amy Cohen at UIUC, Dr. Tracie Rosser at Emory University, and Drs. Luke Kalb and Natasha Ludwig at Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute. Caregivers of […]

Kai-Yun (Karen) Huang

MA-SLP Student Karen is a graduate student in Speech and Hearing Science. Her research interests include early intervention and language development in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome. After graduation, Karen hopes that she can work with both the pediatric and adult populations in a medical setting for her clinical fellowship. Pursuing a […]

Emily Falcon

MA-SLP Student Emily is a graduate student in the MA-SLP clinical program. She received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics from Duke University in May of 2021. Emily’s interests lie in working with Spanish-English bilingual children diagnosed with ASD. After receiving her master’s degree from UIUC, she hopes to work as an SLP in an early […]

Power of the Point: Predictors of Early Language Development in Down Syndrome

What Are We Studying? We are recruiting mothers and their 18-to-24-month-olds with Down syndrome for a research study on what skills support early language development. What Will We Do? Toddlers and their mothers will be asked to play with toys, complete an assessment of language & cognitive abilities, & complete questionnaires 3 times over a […]

Daniela Fanta, MA

PhD Student in Speech & Hearing Science Daniela is a Speech-Language Pathologist from Chile who is currently completing her PhD in the Speech and Hearing Sciences department. She completed her Master’s in Speech & Hearing Science in 2022. She was previously involved in the Applied Psycholinguistics Lab and the DND Lab as a Collaborator Investigator. […]